We are moving from Windows 2012 DC/AD server and Exchange 2013 to Windows 2016 server as DC/AD and separate Win 2016 server running Exchange 2016. The powers that be don't want to use the cloud for backup. We normally would use a Barracuda backup device internally and to cloud. Since they are instating on backing up to tape and having one taken off site weekly I need to know what a current affordable way is to do this. It is small company 15 users on network and we don't need to back up the workstations just the 2 servers.
There is a total of less than 500 GB of data including OS, accounting data, docs, axles, Exchange mail database etc. The growth rate of data size annually is less than 50 GB, so this is not excessively large amount of network data.
Using an LTO 6 or such tape unit externally (have rack mount servers) requires some form of backup software and probably separate agents etc. We used to use Veritas Bu Exec, but they seem to now be going the cloud path although evidently can backup to tape but have a strange and confusing expensive pricing structure.
Any thoughts on the best way to do this? I wish the powers that be would just let use Barracuda Backup 190 to device internally and cloud. Someone told me that the Barracuda could be used without cloud obviously and backup internally to itself and backup to tape, but I haven't been able to verify that. Does anyone know this about Barracuda??